cleverchickadee


Clever Quick Tip: Camping Food by quornflour

When camping or traveling, add powdered milk to cereal, when ready to eat, just add water!

Advertisements


Staycation Day 1 by quornflour
November 19, 2012, 4:35 PM
Filed under: Uncategorized

This is what I am doing…



Hello World! by quornflour
November 19, 2012, 4:33 PM
Filed under: Uncategorized

Hmm… Does this posting by phone work??



Cranberry Muffin Time: a Recipe by quornflour

I like muffins and breads.

I also like cranberries.

Here is a fairly simple Apple Cranberry muffin that is perfect any time of year, especially so around the holidays.

What happens fairly often, is I plan to have friends over for brunch and then at the very last minute I think “crap, I should make muffins.”

Sometimes I make them full on from scratch, but this time I didn’t have enough flour, but I had Bisquick so I kind of cheated. I am ok with that though, because they turned out super delicious.

Here is what you need for about 24-30 muffins:

  • 4 Cups of Bisquick
  • 2/3 Cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cup of milk
  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 1 apple finely chopped (1/4 inch)

Now you need to throw it all together and bake them up.

  1. Heat your oven to 375⁰
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, sugar, ginger and orange zest
  3. In a small mixing bowl beat the eggs then add the milk
  4. Mix the eggs and milk into the dry ingredients
  5. Fold in the cranberries and apples
  6. Grease and flour muffin tins or use liners
  7. Fill with batter
  8. Sprinkle sugar over top
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Eat these warm with butter if you can!



Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, Coffee by quornflour

As it turns out, I frequently take pictures of my coffee. Anyone who knows me also knows that I also take pictures of my food before I eat it. Apparently I take pictures of my coffee in various stages of consumption.

Anyway, I am not a huge fan of “perfumed” or flavored coffees, however, recently my friend Sarah came back from Africa and with her brought some cinnamon sticks. Thinking of our coffee breaks one morning recently I dropped a cinnamon stick into the water of my percolator, it made the loveliest cinnamon flavored coffee.

If you don’t have a percolator, soak the stick in a small amount of water and add it to the grinds of your drip maker, or add the water and the stick to your French press (you might have to halve it if it is big).

It is a nice holiday coffee treat without all of the crap that goes into other flavoring.



Party Bracelet by quornflour

Occasionally TxK and I plan events and parties as part of our jobs. It is not uncommon for party (club) bracelets to be used as identifiers.

Recently I had an event from work and the location asked that I make sure to check folks in and have an identifier: bracelet, nametag, etc. I had already planned to hand out a thumb drive to attendees and they were on a lanyard. Thing is, most people, even the nerds I works with, do not want to walk around with a USB around their necks. I had originally wanted to get some fancy VIP embossed fancy nametags.
Then the reality of how much time I had hit. Then Hurricane Sandy came around. Boston fared well, but it put a damper on a few of my plans and the night before the event I realized that I had not made the name tags or ordered the party bracelets. I went to an office supply store, but they did not have what I needed. The guy recommended I check out a party supply store.

Now this was on Halloween. Party supply stores often sell costumes. The place was a zoo. But that was good, as I wandered around looking for the bracelets (which I eventually found and bought a pile of so that I would have them on hand), I came across bags of glow sticks. It was perfect. The event was going to be held in a lowly lit club, I could hang them with the USB drives and make people wear them so they wouldn’t lose the thumb drive. It was perfect.

Not to mention that snapping of the tube to make them glow is kind of satisfying after a long few weeks.




%d bloggers like this: